posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 04:14 AM
Originally posted by browha
I still think it'd be a good idea to have a 'banned' forum, where we can see who has been banned and why!
I think SO and NC explained this pretty well already but I'll repeat and clarify.
We don't want to list with explanations those that have been banned.
a) We don't want to open up debates on individual cases.(it would hamper our ability to work for the good of the community)
b) Some bannings are not the result of any single incident but a culmination of a number of incidents over time.(these are generally known members in
c) Most bannings are either already banned members trying to return without prior permission from Admin or obvious spammers trying to sell something
to members/ obvious trolls with no intention of being part of the community.(these are dealt with as swiftly as possible and are often unknown and
unmissed by the community)
d) For some their only claim to fame is that they've been multiply banned and a topic listing and discussing banned members would actually encourage
these people to keep coming back and getting banned.
e) It's actually not fair on the banned members (in some cases) that the minutae of their behaviour be discussed by the community.
f) No long/medium term member has EVER been banned without full and open discussion within Cosmic and after every alternative avenue of action has
g) Banishment is not permanent.Some banned members return (with permission) and their name being on the list could be a stigma.
Mmmmmm....... How many more reasons do you need ?
All this against what ?
That members can have their curiousity sated ?